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May 23, 2001

CSUS Spring Commencement
Set for May 25-26

Spring 2001 Commencement Website

California State University, Sacramento kicks off the region's graduation season on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, with seven ceremonies at Arco Arena.

This year's commencement will feature what could be the largest graduating class in the University's history, with 3,865 students eligible to participate. When graduates from the recent fall commencement are included, the class of 2000-01 could reach 6,000 students. The largest previous class was 5,239 in 1993-94.

The ceremonies will feature an impressive group of speakers and individuals receiving special awards from the University.

Gail Jones, who guided the growth of Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) for two decades, will receive the President's Award at the ceremonies for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at 4:30 p.m., Friday. The award is given periodically to an individual who provides outstanding service to the University, to higher education, or to the public and common good.

Dorothy Enomoto and Grantland Johnson will each receive honorary doctorates. Enomoto has spent her life fighting for the rights of women and minorities, and was one of 10 women featured by the Sacramento History Museum as a "Woman in History." Johnson, a CSUS alumnus, is the secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency and has held numerous elected and public service positions in the Sacramento Region.

Enomoto will receive her award and speak to graduates at the ceremony for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at 4:30 p.m., Friday.

Johnson will receive his award and speak to graduates at the ceremony for the College of Health and Human Services at 8 a.m., Saturday, and at the ceremony for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at 4:30 p.m., Friday.

Other commencement speakers include Delaine Eastin, the state Superintendent for Public Instruction, who will speak to graduates of the College of Education at 1 p.m., Friday; David Blottie, vice president of SAIC, who will speak to graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 7:30 p.m., Friday; and Scott Syphax, president and CEO of the Nehemiah Corporation of California, who will speak to graduates of the College of Business Administration at noon, Saturday.

In addition, each College will honor its outstanding teacher of the year.

For commencement, as for all public events at Arco Arena, parking is $7. More information is available at (916) 278-4724 or www.csus.edu/commence.


CSUS Spring 2001 Commencement Schedule
(doors open, candidates assemble half-hour prior)

Friday, May 25

1 p.m. - College of Education

4:30 p.m. - College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

7:30 p.m. - College of Engineering and Computer Science

Saturday, May 26

8 a.m. - College of Health and Human Services

Noon - College of Business Administration

4 p.m. - College of Arts and Letters

7:30 p.m. - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Spring 2001 Commencement Website


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